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Tag Archive: Finnish Independence Day

December 6, 2020

Finnish Independence Day Celebration

Compelled to not break with tradition, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence on December 6 at 5:30 p.m., as it has done in some iteration for the last 103 years. This year’s commemoration, under-stated and COVID-19 restriction compliant, will for the first incorporation an Independence Day not seen before in the Upper Peninsula – a torch light procession from Hancock’s City Hall to the Finnish American Heritage Center, where a brief program will be conducted outside. Anyone attending is [...]

December 2, 2020

Finnish Independence Day Celebration will be held on Dec. 6 at FAHC

Compelled to not break with tradition, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence on December 6 at 5:30 p.m., as it has done in some iteration for the last 103 years. This year’s commemoration, under-stated and COVID-19 restriction compliant, will for the first incorporation an Independence Day not seen before in the Upper Peninsula – a torch light procession from Hancock’s City Hall to the Finnish American Heritage Center, where a brief program will be conducted outside. Anyone attending is [...]

November 27, 2019

Finnish Independence Day Program to Honor Women

It’s been nearly 100 years since women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, exactly 100 years since the U.S. began official diplomatic relations with Finland, and 175 years since Minna Canth, Finland’s most famed champion for women’s rights, was born. Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center invites everyone to a program on December 6 celebrating all of these milestones and Finland’s Independence Day.

Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center, the program honoring Finland’s [...]

December 5, 2018

Finnish Independence Day program to honor George H.W. Bush

In honor of the late President George H.W. Bush, the Finnish Independence Day program at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will include a special musical performance, accompanied by a color guard presentation.

Vocalist Mark Oliver, a veteran himself, will sing “The Navy Hymn,” while the Houghton-Hancock Junior ROTC program presents the colors, as part of the Independence Day celebration, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6.

Along with this special tribute, the program includes both traditional and contemporary elements of Finnish-American and Finnish culture, [...]

December 3, 2018

Finlandia University to celebrate Finland’s independence 

On Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.,m., Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence Day with a program at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

RSVP to the Event on Facebook (not required) Update: Finnish Independence Day program to honor George H.W. Bush

Featuring music, dance, and more, this year’s program promises showcase the reasons for optimism regarding the future of Finnish-American activity in the Copper Country and beyond.

The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available. For [...]

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